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Disconnect Option screen disappears!!!!

Q: Disconnect Option screen disappears!!!!

Windows 98 Computer (Dell)

Outlook Express 6

Dial up modem internet connection.


When shutting down Outlook express , the option screen to disconnect or stay connected disappears very quickly before you have a chance to click an option.

Dial up stays connected and has to be disconnected manually.(By right clicking icon on task bar and clicking disconnect) If you forget to do this dial up stays connected and ties up phone line.

Yes, I have the disconnect when no longer needed box checked.
I also have the disconnect if idle set to 10 mins.
But we need the option screen to stay up long enough to click an option.

Please help!

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I have a blutooth speaker that I use with my laptop. When paired, the OS (Win 8.1) identifies it as headphones and uses the headphones icon. I don't like that; I want to give it my custopm name and use my custom made icon for this device.

When I change name and icon, all works as supposed as long as the device is not unpaired. But since I sometimes need to pair the device with my telephone, I have to re-pair it when using it afterwards with the computer. And then all my customizations are gone.

How can I get the OS to remember my device and apply the nice icon and name I have prepared for it?


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I have an Asus Transformer Book t100 and I have a problem with auto rotation. It stopped working and the buttons that switch it on/off (in the settings menu, the resolution menu) disappeared. I tried reinstalling the system and it helped but then the problem came back after about 30 minutes. Help? I dont feel like reinstalling it whenever the problem appears.

A:Auto rotate option disappears

You're supposed to tap on that box and release and then a small box/logo appears above the slider.

Microsoft Surface screen rotation help | Troubleshoot auto-rotation

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Dear All
I have been at this for months and cannot figure it out, as well as find any solution or hint to what a potential fix might be.

It started after applying the 2017 October Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64 Windows Update. After the reboot of Windows the WiFi did not work. In the connection list there were no potential WiFi spots to connect to, although the WLAN network adapter was is status enabled. I assumed it was the driver but I already had the latest from Dell (Intel Centrino advanced N-6205). I have this laptop for 6 years (Dell Latitude E6520, Win7pro x64), never ever had issues with any network Adapter.

Not being able to find anything I returned to the restore point before the Windows Update and everything was fine and working again. This got me intrigued and I started digging.

On weekends I performed my experiments on a cloned HDD and I came to the following discovery. The same non-working WLAN WiFi issue occurred for ANY and ONLY the Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64, for ANY following month after and including October 2017, even up to today.
Any other Security Update, .Net or KB updates does not produce this issue.

The result of this can also be seen in the accompanying images of before and after.
1. In Device Manager, the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter disappears.
Alhough I re-enabled it when executing the command
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
the followi... Read more

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Hi All, 
Tried to find a similar issue in the forums first. Forgive me if I this is a repeat afterall. 
I got an Optiplex 9010 I7-3770 SFF (VPro) used desktop recently to put into my cloud in the lab. Normally I simply check the cover again (AMT #1) and move on with the MBEx selection after F12 during boot. This one is not working as expected. Here is the sequence of events:
1. Power on the computer and F12 to get the boot options/list. 
2. I can see the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extensions option there. I select and press ENTER. 
3. Screen disappears, but comes back now "without" the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extensions option! At the top is states that "Note, some options have been removed as they are no longer valid.".
I have not seen this before. IF it is disabled, why show it... 
But in any case, the question I have is, how can I get this option to work so I can provision this box using Intel AMT/MBEx settings. The machine is enabled for MBEx (AMT #1 on the inside chasis cover). 
The BIOS revision for this box is A14. I may need to update it as well. Though I am going to wait for any responses before doing so. 
Thank you all. 

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8.1 start screen is blank, unfilled after an offline install. No news, no pictures, no blah blah. I want my start screen to always look like this. I want windows to never update an app or get info of any kind. I WANT XP BACK! Excuse me... help me get one of these things please. I've searched until my eyes bled. I can't find a solution to make the start screen stop telling me things. Clicking on the Windows store to turn off app update does not work until you are online. I want to turn it all off offline before it litters my stat screen with garbage.And yes i boot to desktop, i still want it gone, never to update again. Any other anti-update propaganda will be welcomed.

A:win 8.1 disconnect start screen

What is your reason for not updating? Keeping Windows up-to-date is how to fix issues your having. Is there a reason you stay offline?

I would recommend you download and install Classic Shell to fix some of your issues:

Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

It will give you a start menu and allow you to boot to the desktop.

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https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/product/HP-ENVY-15-k000-Notebook-PC/6936206/model/7174348?sk... At the above http there are two phone #s given & I cannot get either to work. So how do I contact HP? Those #s are:  For issues powering up your computer or accessing your Windows desktop call1-877-852-0905.For all other issues call 1-888-698-3762 

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I have HP laptop and my sreen disappears , when doing anything / what is causing this . I have run a scan and nothing comes up

A:screen disappears

What do you mean by dissappears and more specifically are you doing?

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate. I wanted to connect my laptop to an external monitor so I pressed "Windows key + X", then clicked "connect display", then "extend."

On most computers, doing this will allow you to output the display to another monitor.

When I did it on my laptop, the screen started flickering and became garbled. It's too garbled to see, and I can't find the mouse and undo what I've done. I tried restarting but it's still like this.

Please help! Thank you.

A:Can't disconnect projector, screen is garbled

Problem solved: I booted into safe mode and used system restore to restore to a point before the problem. Thanks!

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The cursor for the mouse is not shown on the screen. But when i right and left click its function works. What do i do?its a wireless HP mouse for the desktop.

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Hi, I am working on an Acer Aspire, Pentium D, Vista, 2GB ram. After about 45 minutes, the screen blanks out. Have to reboot to get it going again. I ran Malwarebytes, it found 19 errors. I thought this might have solved the problem, but no. I also then changed monitors, but the problem is still there. I cleaned out the case, the 2 motors were really clogged up, I thought it might be heat related. Then I ran a memory test and it stopped working again. It has 2 memory chips, I have removed one and am running the memory test again. Am I going in the right direction? Or is there any other ideas?

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Is there any once have a clue on how to write a script that would run every time a RDP disconnect?
I need to create a script to disconnect all network drive upon an RDP disconnect.
+ Windows Professional (XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10).
+ Windows Server STD (2008, 2012)
Please help.

Thank you.

-- A human.

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I have an Outlook Express problem that just recently started happening.

When I click 'reply to sender' on an E-Mail I want to reply to, my whole Outlook Express screen disappears and I have to restart Outlook Express. There's no error message or anything that might tell me what the problem is. As soon as I click on the Reply button, The Outlook Express screen immediately disappears.

Does anyone know what could be causing this.


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This is a 2013 Toshiba Lx835-D325 all-in-one with a 3rd generation Intel i7 CPU. Originally had a 2 TB HDD and takes a 180 watt AC adapter.

The screen shows a "no media found" message for 5 seconds when first engaged by attaching the AC adapter plug, then fades back to a black screen. The power button starts the machine but no display image is revealed unless detaching and then re-attaching the power plug. The power button lights and starts the computer but fails to engage a display image. Could it be the power switch? The small power switch board is shown in the last picture.


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When I RUN, TLIST -s, TLIST -t, or NET START on the command line, the screen disappears before I can read it. This seems strange as I see the screen quickly flash by but cannot freeze it for viewing. However, when I type CMD, the screen appears and stays

Any Advice?

Many thanks

A:Command line screen disappears

The commands won't work from Start, Run. You need to open a cmd window first and then run them from there.

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While working on a webpage (after doing a google search), the screen suddenly disappears. I cannot go back and retrieve it but must start the entire search over.

A:screen suddenly disappears on hp pavilion

Hello @nclilly, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you are having an issue with the screen going blank, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:HP Customer Support - Products In the meantime, it sounds like you may be having issues with the display drivers.  Try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP PCs - Error: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered (Windows 10, 8, 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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Hi all,

I have a windows XP Pro SP2 installed on my Toshiba Satellite L 305-s5955.
Machine details : Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, 2MB L2 Cache.
My problem is that the welcome screen doesn't show up at startup and windows logs on automatically to Administrator instead of prompting for a user account selection. I checked out microsoft's tips but they were not any help.
I have a password protected, private, Administrator account with a different name. (i.e. Both default administrator and new administrator account have password protection).

Switching of fast user switching or using the classic logon style didn't solve the problem. How can this be solved?



A:Solved: Windows XP Welcome Screen disappears

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I found some malware on my PC 6 weeks or so ago. My computer was making the usb connected/disconnected beeps even though all drivers were updated, and I would get BSODs referencing my kernel file. I found the two malware items with malwarebytes and removed them and their extensions in google chrome, and all has been well until recently. I heard the usb connect/disconnect sound far less, and hadnt had any blue screens in over a month, but now it's back. I've run malwarebytes and it isn't finding any malware on my PC. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:pc plays the usb connected/disconnect sound followed by blue screen

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hello, I have a HP pavillion Dv9308nr laptop, hooked up through s video to my panasonic plasma as an external display. This issue did not happen with same exact set up before I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista ultimate. So it has something to do with windows 7. Heres what happens. Every time I open a new folder, application, file, or web page the external display flashes. I can tell it is disconnecting for a split second because my TV shows the input notice on the screen as if I just switched to that input. This also happens randomly every couple minutes or so. I looked this up on google and found that the Transient Multimon Manager can cause this and it said if Im using the external display only and not switching back and forth that I should disable TMM, which I have done. I think it might have something to do with the graphics drivers compatibility with windows 7. When I try to install the recommened driver through windows or Nvidia it gets all the way to the install and then says not for this OS. Other than this issue Im loving 7, and since I cant go back to vista without a clean install Im stuck trying to figure out whats causing this, and if theres anything I can do about it. Thanks in advance for any ideas and suggestions and God Bless.

A:Screen flash/ disconnect on external display & laptop

UPDATE: Ok, this makes no sense at all to me, but it worked. I decided since I was getting graphics driver compatibilty error message when I did windows update to try to roll it back. So I did this, and the screen got worse, but it showed that the driver was the exact same one, same date, same edition. So I did a restore to previous point. Fixed the new screen issue, then went back to the rollback again to see if it would rollback this time. Rebooted, screen looked ok. Checked the driver date and issue, still the same one. But the flashing is GONE. I have no idea what I did. Ive rolled the graphics driver back in the past and it showed an older date and older edition number. But this time it stayed the same but fixed the problem. Anyway I created a new restore point which Ill use if the issue comes back.

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I have my HP AIO desktop that has a big issue and I can't get it fixed. My hard drive went on my pc and I bought a new hard drive and tried to install back Windows on the pc. However, as soon as the pc passes the "press esc for startup options" the keyboard and mouse stop working, so I can't even install the operating system. I really need some help with this and have been trying to sort it out for a couple days now.

A:Keyboard and Mouse Disconnect After Startup Options Screen

Greetings, You have two USB 3.0 ports on side panel and four USB 2.0 ports on rear panel. Have you tried all USB 2.0 ports? Did you or someone else install the new HDD? Were the ports working before replacing the HDD? Maybe you or someone else dislodged the USB connections on the motherboard or the USB ports. Check, reseat the USB connections. Are you using a Windows installation disc or HP Recovery discs? Cheers!

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the only two programs that I've noticed are Firefox and World of Warcraft. Please Help any hints toward my solution or even the solution itself would be ridiculously apreciated! =]

System Information
Time of this report: 1/12/2012, 23:17:08
Machine name: GREGS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: NVDAACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 1798MB used, 4342MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7900 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMD... Read more

A:My tower stays on but my screen seems to disconnect when i open certain programs

Firstly, you should try to uninstall and re-install the programs
Secoundly, You should try to use a different monitor
Thirdly, you should try to uninstall and reinstall the video/graphics card driver, as there has to be some sort of link, so doing that may break the link

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Hi all

Wandering if someone can help

Ok - recently did a fresh UEFI install of Win 7

All was working ok, except I noticed that my monitor - Dell S2716DG randomly flashes black - happens completely randomly - I checked I had the latest NVidia drivers for the titan x, and I also checked by rocking the tower if maybe a connection was loose - but didn't show any signs of the problem when I moved the tower.??

The second thing is my US keyboard randomly wont connect - i.e when I get in to Win its as if the Keyboard is unplugged - I try plugging in to another USB port - still no luck. Then I try another port but also try resetting the computer, but the computer just hangs continuously - I have to physically hit the reset button. After doing that the pc restarts and if im lucky the keyboard has connected.
I have another keyboard and it does exact same thing.

I have a funny feeling its something to do with the Chipset drivers but is there anyone that can help me out? I tried going to Asus and getting the Chipset driver from them, but when I went to install it said I had a newer version, and did I want to install anyway>? I clicked yes but it just did the constant loop/install thing again.
Everything is set to auto in 'Device installation settings' too?

The computer wont install any hardware/drovers for any USB ports - it continuously just searches.
Edit - the computer won't shut down at all now. I have to physically switch it off at plug. I also tried installing a d... Read more

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Hey there, new here and need some help. Here's what happened:

I opened internet explorer and typed in a google search and hit enter and it popped up a new instance of iexplorer instead of just searching in the current window as usual. Then, links I clicked on opened new windows which is not the usual setting. When I clicked in the middle of text on a web page it would highlight everything. Strange little things like that.

So, I clicked start > Turn Off > Restart and nothing happened; it just went back to the desktop. Pushed the Windows key and it wouldn't open the start menu. Finally I had to do a hard shut-off.

I waited a minute and booted the computer back up when it stopped at the login/password screen as usual. I typed the password and hit the Enter key and it just deleted the password and stayed on the page. So, I retyped it and clicked with the mouse on the green arrow button with the same result. Laptop built in mouse button did the same thing. Eventually it just froze entirely and I could not even type in the password box. Also, the little help icon on this screen would not bring anything up; it's like all the keys got remapped to different functions.

The only recent updates were the automatic Windows updates upon shutdown earlier today and the comp worked fine after booting up after that the first time.

Any thoughts?

I'm on a Dell laptop with XP Home.


EDIT: I hard shut down the comp again and let it sit for about 15 min. Booted... Read more

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The computer is a Pentium D, 3.0Ghz, 1Gig Ram, 250Gig HDD, Windows Media Center, Video - Radeon X1300, 512Mb

I have been experiencing OE randomly crashing when I click on Create a new Message. What in fact happens is that OE disappears from the screen but remains running in the background. I can see msimn.exe in Task Manager / Processes. The only way around this is to restart the machine.

The machine and memory tested as having no errors at the retailer that it
was purchased from.

I have just done a chkdsk and there were no errors found.

I have tried the following to relieve it:

 Update Windows Media Center
 Deleted the identities and recreated them importing the mail and
address books
 Uninstalled IE7 and reinstalled IE6
o Deleted the identities and recreated them importing the mail and
address books
 Update the computer?s BIOS
 Reformat the HDD and reinstall Media Center
o Reinstall all programs
o Update
? Create the identities and import the mail and address books
? Delete the identities and recreate them without importing the old mail and address books

In spite of all of this, it still randomly crashes when creating a new message

I am hopeful that someone can tell me what?s wrong

Thanks in advance

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Since the upgrade I have noticed the following:

When my computer comes alive from screen saver mode, sometimes though not always all the icons are missing. The task bar is there but clicking on any item there does nothing. It's like everything just seizes up.

Any solutions please. It is frustrating.

Ta Oakey

A:Mouse disappears off screen and icons missing

Sounds like you have a virtual desktop that got added somehow. Click on the taskbar icon that looks like the square with two ears (next to Cortana in my screen shot. See if you have more than one desktops and close the extra one.

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My Yoga 720-15IKB is just out of its warranty and I have noticed that when i click or type in the search bar (bottom left corner), the bar turns black as if it just disappears. As a result, I cannot search for applications. Sometimes i will begin to type and the results will appear for a split second before the entire box disappears.I am unsure if this issue could be related to another issue where my screen blacks out and displays random pixelations before it "runs into an issue" then reboots my computer. This has happened several times over the past few weeks and seems to be happening increasingly often.Drivers up to date, system is updated, ran a diagnostics test and no issues appeared. What is wrong and what do I do to fix this?

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Hello, I have a Dell laptop 15R 2nd Gen i-5 processor running Windows 7 Home 64bit.

The problem I am having is this: Mouse disappears on right side of screen. The entire right side of screen (not just in the lower corner). If I move the mouse 6 inches to the right off screen, then I would have to move it 6 inches to the left again until it re-appears. If I moved the pointer 1 foot to the right, I would have to move it 1 foot to the left until the pointer re-appeared again.

It's as if the pointer kept going on to a hidden screen??

A:Mouse Pointer disappears RIGHT side of screen

Looks like a mismatch between physical resolution and the larger virtual desktop resolution. Should that be the case, a few users prefer the larger space to work with and can navigate and bring into view the unseen parts as needed.

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Help appreciated with the following:
A black box appears then disappears then reappears then disappears.....not sure what it could be..I am worried it may be a virus of some sort.
Can someone please assist bearing in mind that I am not a whizz with computers
Many thans in advance!

A:Black box appears and disappears on my screen..is it a virus..please help..

Does this happen when you first turn the machine on? Or just at random times?

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The issue I'm having is small, but I still would like it fixed because it's a small pet peeve of mine.

When I move my applications around the window disappears with a gray box around it, until I drop it. I've attached an image of the problem, because it's easier to show than explain.

Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time

A:Application image disappears when moving it around screen

Hello Xed,

In Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings ....
See if you have "Show window contents while dragging" checked.
If it is not checked, check it and see if that fixes the issue.

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Hi all:I hope that this is the right board for this problem, even though it may not be primarily a "Touch" issue.  My problem is that I keep losing my pointer/cursor on my HP laptop. Here are my specs and details of the problem based on a set of questions that I found on another thread: What make / model computer? HP Pavilion 15-n216us What operating system? Windows 10 64bit upgraded from Win 8. Does the mouse left alone disappear or are you clicking on something and then it just disappears? It only (and always) happens when I touch the screen. The cursor disappears instantaneously when I touch the screen. It happens whether I have a USB mouse plugged in or not. How do you normally resolve the issue? Except for restarting the laptop, the only way that I can get the cursor back is to go to Personalize/Themes/Mouse Pointer settings. I then have to close the Mouse Pointer settings windows (clicking OK) while shaking the mouse. How is your mouse connected to your computer? Wireless but as stated above, it also happens when the mouse is not plugged in. One screen or two screens? If one, have you ever used two? One screen, never two. More information:1) The cursor is not set to disappear when typing.2) I read that this could be a problem with the Touchpad, so I downloaded the Synaptics Pointing Device driver for my laptop from the HP website. When I attempted to install it, I got a message that I already have a newer driver than the... Read more

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I hope someone can help. W10 (64 bit Home) has been working OK on this laptop but recently I have been able to open the settings screen for only a micro-second. Having found people having the same problem I have tried running SFC several times, as suggested, but it says it found an issue it could not resolve.

Again following instructions on the forum I tried running DISM with an iso loaded and this hung at 40% for hours (overnight). I could not find a solution to this, but someone posted their CBS log and was given a solution to the original problem.

I do not understand what to look for in the log file, but there are several lines that mention an error. I attach the log file (zipped as it was too big for the forum), and if anyone can help I would be grateful.


A:Settings screen only flashes up then disappears - SFC and DISM issues

Please open an admin command prompt and run the following command (copy/paste this command)

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
On your desktop a file called sfcdetails.txt will be created, please upload this file.

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Lately my pointer is disappearing after i login from sleep or locked computer.

I had this problem in the past but it got solved after i restored my PC, now it came back to haunt me.
I am guessing some updates disrupted with the mouse cursor (not an expert opinion).

I've tried many things but the issue seems to be persistent.

Here are some things I've tried with no results:

Changing the pointer options (hide while you type, pointer trails, ctrl to highlight) and combinations of them.

I tried using different pointers (Black, White, Black small, etc)

Also tried using troubleshooting the software changes, sfc /scannow, clean registry with ccleaner, rebooting (many times).

It seems to be a problem with no concrete solution.

The only solution that I found is (Clt-Alt-Del) it changes the screen and the pointer appears again, if I lock the computer it is gone once more.

If somebody can help i would appreciate it.


A:Mouse Cursor Disappears after unlock screen Windows 8.1


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ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th GenPurchased March 2019 from CostcoBIOS N23ET63W 1.38Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 1903 (problem occurred before 1903 update)All drivers and firmware are up to date using Lenovo VantageSee CrystalDiskInfo below for full SSD details.I've added a Western Digital (SanDisk) 512GB in the open PCIe slot. I'm using this only to store photos, music, etc and no system data or applications. While using my X1, I'll get random BSoD's. The error messages have varied, but all seem to relate to the kernel or OS not being able to read/write to the disk. This has happened at least a half dozen times now and averages probably once every two to five hours of use. It's gotten to the point where I can pretty much predict I'm about to get a BSoD a minute or two before it happens. Apps stop responding, web pages refuse to load, then ultimately even the mouse cursor stops responding. The BSoD appears and shows 0% gathering info. It never progresses. Eventually, Windows reboots the laptop. However, Windows won't load. When I load the Lenovo BIOS diagnostics utility, it doesn't even show the main SSD! The WD drive does still show. Turning the laptop off then on fixes this issue every time and then Windows boots normally. CHKDSK (including full offline scan), SMART, everything I can think of comes back normal. System runs flawless until it doesn't. Anyone have any suggestions or experienced a similar issue before I deal with Lenovo? My next step is going to be removi... Read more

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I have a problem with the screen of my Satellite U840T

Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom in black bars at the top and while the left mouse can not go to the bars.

In the display settings everything is good I think.

Thank you for yours help

A:Satellite U840T - Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom


I?m confused.
Your issue isn?t described very well.

What do you mean exactly by: ?Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom in black bars at the top??
Do you mean the touchpad or cursor?
The notebook?s touchpad supports the Gesture control feature (Multi Touch) and this feature could be configured in touchpad settings:
+Control panel -> mouse -> Device settings tab -> Settings+

There you can find also the option called ?Edge swipes? which opens the Charms bar, app Switcher, and Application bar just by moving finger from the edge of the touchpad in towards the center.

In such case the cursor would not be visible.

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After using the touch screen few times and trying to use touchpad for small button clicks, mouse cursor just disappeared and can't find it. But when I exit web browser, I see mouse curson back on backscreen. When I open browser again, it disappears. Only way I can get back my mouse cursor back is restarting the laptop.

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When I go to change my resolution, it changes the resolution but it adds these black borders around the edge of my screen making my very smalll 13 inch into about 9 inches. It does this in the my computer section.

I want to be able to play older games, but because there is no way to change my resolution I am having trouble.
I read that on my graphic card, which is a Intel 3000, that I should be able to choose a option to scale to screen, or fit to screen... But I do not have that option.
in the my computer resolution settings My screen shrinks f I change it to anything other than 1366 by 768
How can I fix this?

I am using a dell 3330 Lattitude Windows 7 any help is appreciated. I have never had this issue on other computers.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Screen Res Problem, not fit to scale option, screen very small.

Hello Rimsky,

Have you tried System Restore. Pick a Restore point date before the issue started.
System Restore


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When I go to change my resolution, it changes the resolution but it adds these black borders around the edge of my screen making my very smalll 13 inch into about 9 inches. It does this in the my computer section.

I want to be able to play older games, but because there is no way to change my resolution I am having trouble.
I read that on my graphic card, which is a Intel 3000, that I should be able to choose a option to scale to screen, or fit to screen... But I do not have that option.
in the my computer resolution settings My screen shrinks f I change it to anything other than 1366 by 768
How can I fix this?

I am using a dell 3330 Lattitude Windows 7 any help is appreciated. I have never had this issue on other computers.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Screen Res Problem, not fit to scale option, screen very small.

Hello Rimsky,

Have you tried System Restore. Pick a Restore point date before the issue started.
System Restore


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i disconnect the HDMI cable from my Asus laptop and put the laptop on sleep ....and when i want to resume the screen goes blue or black if i do it immediately
it happens every time i have to cut out the power and turn it on so that it works again.
Can anyone help me?

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Hi my Lenovo Thinkpad t440s screen goes blank for moment when i connect and disconnect the power cable i have tried with updating drivers but it did not work :/

A:Lenovo Thinkpad t440s screen goes blank for moment when i connect and disconnect the power cable

I believe this is due to a setting that changes the refresh rate based on power type. When plugged in to AC power, the refresh rate is 60Hz and on battery it is 50Hz. The switch always make the screen go black for a momment. On my T440s, I right click the screen and choose Graphics Properties , then Power, then on the left side of the screen, "On Battery". Then I disabled "Display Refresh Rate Switching". Hope that works for you, Happy New Year!

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Hi everyone, 
For the last two weeks i have been getting random pixelated display (picture attached)....
I have tried connecting the laptop to an external display while it is pixelated and the output to the external display is fine.

This pixelated problem is fixed on reboot, 
i have scanned the complete system using extended test using dell support assist and no errors were found,

can anyone tell me what would be the cause of this error??

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I don't know what I'm infected with or how to fix it. Sometimes my cursor disappears and I have to turn off the computer - it won't shut down normally. At other times, my browser disappears. Once it happened when I clicked on the back button and it always happens when I try to go to ebay.com. Thanks for any help.

A:Browser Disappears Or Cursor Disappears

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An Oracle Form is launched as a Java Applet in IE11. Ideally the user should not be aware of parent browser window but when the form launches another popup (eg adobe, MS office) window the parent window then comes to the foreground and hides the java applet
window - confusing for the user when they close the adobe or office application window!.  This is with regards to Windows 7.  With IE version 8 this was all worked ok and window behaviour was logical for the user.
Steve Edmeades

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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen


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Currently i own an acer aspire V5-552PG, processor is an AMD A10 5757M APU with disgrete graphic card HD 8750M, the screen resolution is only 1366x768 with touch feature. Now i want to have HD resolution of 1920x1080 without touch. The screen size is 15inch. So my question is did anybody switch a screen on any ultra thin laptop with touch feature yet?. Can i do it with my?

A:Screen replace to a better option ?

The V5-552PG was also available with a full HD 1080p screen. You should contact Acer directly for this replacement part. Jack E/NJ 

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No matter what I try I cannot get anywhere on my Pavilion Laptop (17-e020us) in boot up other than the Choose an Option screen.  All choices picked at that screen does nothing.  I go to each command and I can't get a command prompt and anything that involves a reboot takes me back to Choose an Option.  I cannot boot from the screen either from other devices or other operating systems - they take me back to Choose an Option.  I cannot use the recovery option because it says there are no administrator accounts and I need to be signed in to recover the computer - even though there was only 1 account on the computer. Ran diagnostics and there is nothing wrong with the hard drive, memory, graphics, or CPU. I tried to boot from a CD but the computer does not boot even though the internal CD is the first in the boot list.  When the computer starts I hear the CD spin up and then the computer boots directly to the Choose an Option screen.  I have tried many different CDs that work on other computers - so it is not the CDs. Computer was orginally Windows 8 but updated to WIndows10.  Everything was fine and the computer was shutdown normally and the next time it was turned on - it was to the Choose and Option screen. Any idea of how to get the computer to book to CD and/or the hard drive?  Any help would be much appreciated.    

A:stuck on option screen

To boot from a cd -immediately after powering on start tapping Esc key. This will bring up a menu where F9 Boot Option is a choice. Tap F9. Use arrow key to move down and select/highlight cd/dvd drive. Tap Enter key.

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I have just bought a new machine loaded with Vista.
Every file I open opens small. How can I get it to default to opening full screen?
The same thing happens with any folders that I open.
Also is it possible to get folder contents to default to Large Icons?

A:Full Screen Option

At the bottom right of the window there is a little triangle. Left Click & hold and drag the page down until it fills the screen then click on edit then click exit, the next time you open that window it will open at max.
good luck ,,,, Figgis

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